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How best to clean Tarte bamboo foundation brush?

Started 1355584292.14 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1355617310.377 by Merrylass
No matter what I do I can't ever seem to get this brush clean. There is always foundation residue in the bristles that I can never get out. So it never really seems clean. Any tips?

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Neytiri1355584464.9331247 PostsRegistered 6/28/2012The Hallelujah Floating Mountains of Pandora

I use purity made simple on all my brushes.

Jake, Awah has heard you!

Snow Owl1355588553.4372117 PostsRegistered 10/14/2011

Dawn Dish Liquid works really well for that. I do like to mix it with olive oil but you don't have to if you don't have any or don't want to. I've also used Purity to clean my brushes and it does a good job.

Daisypap1355588840.153226 PostsRegistered 6/6/2006
Snow owl - what does olive oil do?

Shay1355589148.6831239 PostsRegistered 9/8/2005

I've heard this before, but I've never had any trouble getting mine clean. I use basically the same method for all of my brushes. I clean them weekly with Purity (or whatever facial cleanser I'm using at the time). It usually takes me a couple of times to get that particular brush clean. I wet the brush, put some Purity in my palm and swirl the brush around in it. Under running water with the bristles pointing down rinse-squeeze-rinse-squeeze for about a minute. I can see the foundation and lather coming out when I squeeze it and continue until it runs clear. Then I repeat the process. Basically I do this until the brush creates a lot of lather in my palm, then I know it's clean. You know how sometimes you shampoo your hair once and it doesn't create a lot of lather, but you wash it a second time and there is TONS of lather? It's kind of like that.

Last edited on 12/15/2012

Last edited on 12/15/2012

SiameezeLo­ver!1355589336.031831 PostsRegistered 5/5/2006Green Mountains :)

I use my WEN and seems to work well

Shay1355589639.191239 PostsRegistered 9/8/2005
On 12/15/2012 SiameezeLover! said:

I use my WEN and seems to work well

I do that sometimes, too! =) Love it. I feel like it's gentler on the brush than using cleanser always and might keep the brush softer.

KatCat11355599747.53317370 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

I use baby shampoo or a really good bar soap. I soap it up, add water and press it in the sink bowl and keep doing this until the water is clear. I run water while doing it. I don't have your particular brush but one like it and other brushes.

CAshopper2­0111355601733.5173500 PostsRegistered 12/20/2009
I use foaming hand soap. I get the brush wet, and pump the foamin handsoap into my hand. I scrub the brush into my hand until the makeup starts breaking down. I rinse brush (warm water) and repeat. I let the brush airdry with bristles down. Never any residue on the brush, feels soft and brand new. I would think a creamy cleanser or oil would leave a residue on a brush, by have never tried those methods because my method works great for me.

doggy-lover1355603846.1731130 PostsRegistered 11/4/2011Texas
On 12/15/2012 SiameezeLover! said:

I use my WEN and seems to work well


I use my facial cleanser & makeup remover - Neutrogena facial cleanser - to remove the makeup. I then wash them with WEN - makes the bristles so nice and soft!

49 yrs old
brunette- thick hair
combo skin
medium skin color

doggy-lover1355603941.671130 PostsRegistered 11/4/2011Texas

If you don't want to use what you have in your home, Clinique does make a gentle brush cleaner for around $15.00....works very well...

49 yrs old
brunette- thick hair
combo skin
medium skin color

Snow Owl1355604020.6932117 PostsRegistered 10/14/2011
On 12/15/2012 Daisypap said: Snow owl - what does olive oil do?


It helps to condition the bristles.

Cosmetics_­Crazy1355604470.251094 PostsRegistered 5/21/2011
On 12/15/2012 SiameezeLover! said:

I use my WEN and seems to work well

Do the brushes happen to retain the scent from the WEN? THe reason I ask is I am not fond of the SMC and would like a better use than 'forcing' myself to use it. But I really dont want to have to smell the scent on my makeup brushes.

roxyrn1355609113.913676 PostsRegistered 7/7/2008

My make-up guy at Saks said to clean the brushes weekly with Johnson's baby shampoo, and lay flat to dry.

roxyrn1355609114.31676 PostsRegistered 7/7/2008

My make-up guy at Saks said to clean the brushes weekly with Johnson's baby shampoo, and lay flat to dry.

Sunshine K­ate1355609269.5612371 PostsRegistered 11/13/2006The Beautiful Mountains & Western Sky

I use Philosophy Purity facial cleanser. I'm trying to use it up because it's too harsh for my face. Works great on brushes though.

Respectfully ~
Kate

monet1355610950.6835182 PostsRegistered 6/8/2007

I use baby shampoo. If I happen to run out, I use my regular shampoo which is living proof or altima.

SiameezeLo­ver!1355615342.3631831 PostsRegistered 5/5/2006Green Mountains :)
On 12/15/2012 Cosmetics_Crazy said:
On 12/15/2012 SiameezeLover! said:

I use my WEN and seems to work well

Do the brushes happen to retain the scent from the WEN? THe reason I ask is I am not fond of the SMC and would like a better use than 'forcing' myself to use it. But I really dont want to have to smell the scent on my makeup brushes.

I used Pomergranate - initially when I was using it rubbing the WEN through the brush I could smell it. I was concerned because I didn't know about the menthol on my face. However after rinsing them thoroughly, and blotting the brush with my microfiber towel I couldn't smell the Pomergrante - I did smell the menthol a wee bit. After letting it sit for a day or so I used them and I didn't smell the WEN. I don't know how SMC smells, I do have a fairly sensitive nose but I didn't smell my Pomergranate WEN

Merrylass1355617310.3773108 PostsRegistered 1/1/2007
On 12/15/2012 Sunshine Kate said:

I use Philosophy Purity facial cleanser. I'm trying to use it up because it's too harsh for my face. Works great on brushes though.

Me too! I can no longer use Purity on my face but it does work great on my makeup brushes (and hair brushes too).

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